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Newsletter September, 2020

Indonesia: social partners from the garment sector sign a joint commitment

September, 2020
  • In August 2020, Indonesian social partners from the garment and footwear industries signed a joint commitment “to protect health, business sustainability and welfare of workers in these sectors”. 
Newsletter August, 2020

Inditex and IndustriALL joint statement to support the economic and social recovery of the global garment industry through Covid-19 crisis

August, 2020
  • The joint statement focused on topics such as freedom of association and collective bargaining, social dialogue, occupational health and safety, social responsible practices and the stability of payments.

Morocco: outcomes of the Economic Monitoring Committee

August, 2020
  • A Committee, composed of governmental members and representatives of the business sectors, met nine times to monitor the economic situation and present concrete solutions.

Nigeria: NECA assesses the policy responses needed to support businesses and employees

August, 2020
  • 4,021 companies replied to NECA’s survey on the direct and indirect impact of the pandemic on their operation;
  • A series of request was compiled and was presented to the Government.
Newsletter July, 2020

Belgium: Covid-19 as an occupational disease extended to employees in essential services

July, 2020
  • Belgian legislation established recognition of Covid-19 as an occupational disease in various sectors, but for a limited period of time;
  • After consultation, social partners agreed to this new legislation
Newsletter July, 2020

Developments on the Call to Action in the garment sector

July, 2020
  • An International Working Group met regularly to implement the Call
  • 8 Priority countries were identified
  • A first contact was taken with financial Institutions and donors

France: upskilling of agency workers agreed by the sectoral social partners

July, 2020
  • Social partners put in place a system supporting  the employability of agency workers

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)’s successful role during the crisis

July, 2020
  • ACCI actions on employment and businesses recovery;
  • Certain challenges with regards to productivity and collective agreements remain.
  • ACCI changes at the organisational level

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